UCI Health gastrointestinal and bariatric surgeon Dr. Marcelo Hinojosa and family medicine physician Dr. Regan Chan recently went live on Facebook to answer your questions about hernias.
- What are the most common types of hernia?
- How are hernias treated?
- What causes hernias?
- Do hernias always need treatment?
- Are there home remedies for treating hernia?
"A hernia is any organ or fatty tissue that protrudes through an opening or a weakness in the surrounding muscle or connective tissue," Hinojosa says.
He also notes that they are extremely common. "What we have, you could almost consider it a hernia epidemic."
Facebook Live: Hernias